We are not adequately represented at any level of government—local, state or federal. Women need to be part of the decision-making process. They need to have the final say regarding policies that affect their lives as well as the lives of their families.
With issues ranging from sexual violence, reproductive rights and the impact poverty has on women’s health, it is vitally important that women are informed and able to effectively communicate their concerns.
Economic security, such as equal pay for equal work, or family and medical leave, access to affordable childcare and safe and reliable transportation options play a key role in ensuring the well being of women and their families.
When the health, personal safety, and economic security of women and their families intersect, the result is equality – equality for women and girls in school, at work, at home and in public.